PsPrint Blog Week in Review: Aug. 9 – Aug. 13

August 13, 2010

No need to explain. We get it. You have a jam-packed schedule. You’ve got work and family obligations, and your recorded “So You Think You Can Dance” finale isn’t going to watch itself. You don’t have time to read everything, but we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you missed this week on PsPrint Blog: Lights! Camera! Typography! In a world where typography is dull and often ignored, 10 movie posters dare to be different using typography as a design element in PsPrint blogger Britt’s post, “10 Movie Posters with Inspiring Typography,” starring excellent films such as "Jaws," "The Godfather," "Breathless" and, well, other films such as "Fast & Furious 4" and "27 Dresses." Here’s to your health! When you are a freelancer, trying to navigate the health care system and get health insurance coverage for you and your family is enough to make you sick. Well step into our office ... PsPrint blogger Brian shares some organizations that help freelancers get medical coverage in his blog post, “Graphic Designers: Have You Thought About Health Insurance?We don’t need no education Do you need a degree in design to excel in the design field? Yeah, not so much. Brian lists five designers whose outside-the-box thinking turned them into design superstars despite the absence of a degree in design or art in his blog post, “5 Famous Designers Who Never Graduated Design School.” Home, sweet home office One of the great things about working from home is you get to pick our your own “office” furniture. You don’t have to settle for the broken chair that no one else wants. Britt shares some office furniture and accessories that are functional and cool looking in her post, “Home Office Inspiration: Design, Furniture and Accessories.” Give it away, give it away, give it away now In order to stay sharp and get their names out there, unemployed designers have been lending their skills to nonprofits. Of course, there’s a good side and a bad side to doing that and PsPrint blogger Jennifer shares them with you in her guest blog post on Fuel Your Creativity, “The Pros and Cons of Giving Away Your Graphic Design.”

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About Sonia Mansfield

Sonia Mansfield works as the Website Content and Social Media Marketing Manager for PsPrint Blog and, and manages the company's social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest. Her earlier gigs included slaving as a low-paid reporter for a daily newspaper and TV critic for various entertainment blogs. When she’s not working, she’s usually making nerdy “Star Wars” references, talking about TV or watching baseball games. You can email her at

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